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3 Benefits of Tumeric For Your Skin + Himalaya Skincare Hampers Giveaway!

Hi Loves!

Today I’d like to share with you 3 benefits that Tumeric can bring for your skin!

1 / Gives you a natural glow

Traditionally women have been using Tumeric as an effective skin brightener to maintain clear and beautiful skin. This can be attributed to the curcumin found in Tumeric, a powerful anti-oxidant that can prevent cellular damage by destroying infected cells from free radicals.

2 / Helps to heal wounds faster

The same curcumin found in turmeric can help wounds heal by decreasing inflammation and oxidation. Studies have found that turmeric can positively affect tissue and collagen as well. The journal Life Sciences recommends applying curcumin as an optimized formula to best work on skin wounds.

3 / Reduce acne and scarring

The anti-inflammatory qualities of Tumeric can target your pores and calm the skin. Turmeric is also known to reduce scarring. This combination of uses may help your face clear up from acne breakouts.

With that, if you want to start incorporating Tumeric in your skincare, I’ve got 2 Himalaya’s Tumeric Infused product hampers for giveaway! Check out my unboxing, quick review and giveaway details below. 🙂

3 bags of hampers, 1 for review & 2 for giveaway.
The box for review came with a cute folder including the press release document.
Opening the box reveals a Tumeric flower, with the Tumeric infused products packaged below the soil, as Tumeric is extracted from the stem (yes, I googled, if its stem or root!).Uncovering the black cover reveals 4 Himalaya Tumeric infused products.Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash, Purifying Neem Scrub, Neem Face Pack, Purifying Neem & Tumeric Soap.That’s not it! Removing the products reveals another layer below.A DIY Kit with Tumeric.Comes with Tumeric Powder and Honey and instructions on how to make the DIY mask.Uncovering the paper cases to reveal the product packaging below.

All the products also include the Neem ingredient, which comes from the Neem tree and has amazing anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which is great for the skin. Check it out here.

My thoughts & reviews:
I struggled with facial acne issues growing up, and I was a Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash user. I like that the product felt very organic and close to nature, it felt like a very natural solution to my acne issues. For this review, I tried every product in the hamper and I can attest that the product is just as I remembered it. The Purifying Neem Face Wash is a gel-like consistency product, that gently cleanses the face without leaving it taut or tight.

Purifying Neem Scrub is denser, darker in colour and contains apricot granules that gently exfoliates the skin while also containing neem that has skin purifying qualities. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a face or body scrub and also other scrubs in Apricot and Walnut as they are effective, feels great on the skin and smells pretty good.

Using  Neem Face Pack

Neem Face Pack contains Fuller’s Earth, Neem & Tumeric which has purifying and anti-bacterial properties.  A good mask pack, in my opinion helps to regulate sebum production, cleans clogged pores and prevents pimples, which this mask promises to do so. I have yet to use it regularly to attest, but it is pretty decent after my first use and impression. My only gripe about this product is that is smells too strong (I think it is due to Neem) for my preference.

Purifying Neem and Tumeric Soap has the same purifying and anti-bacterial properties which is good for cleansing the body, and especially if you have back acne like I do. However, again, I don’t quite like the strong smell of the product – I kinda wish they had this amazing product in rose scent.

Himalaya range of skincare products are available at the following retail stores – Watsons, Guardian, NTUC, Giant, Mustafa as well as NHG Polyclinics, ranging from $7.95 – $12.95.

I will be hosting 2 of the generous Himalaya Tumeric Infused skincare products gift hamper bags on my Instagram (will be posting it shortly tonight). Head over to my IG – @ena_teo and take part in the giveaway tonight!

x

Ena

My journey to clearer & healthy skin with TCS Aesthetics Central Clinic

Do you face facial pigmentations, skin bumps / tacs & moles like I do? Well, I’ve got an excellent solution for your skincare woes to share with you today!

I’ve been facing small brown bumps on my cheeks for about a year plus, which are tiny, so it’s not very visible unless you see them from a very close distance. I’ve also got two pretty visible moles above my right eye, sometimes I get asked if they’re an ant! >.< See:

While waiting for the anesthetic cream to take effect ahead of the CO2 laser, with no foundation on.

So I’m very glad that I’ve been undergoing these two laser treatments at TCS Aesthetics Clinic to treat my skin issues and give me clearer, healthier skin. ☺️

1.Q Switched + Genesis Laser  are two different but relatively light laser treatments that help to reduce skin pigmentation, acne marks and allows for skin rejuvenation. Having completed 2 sessions, these  combined laser treatment help to reduce my acne outbreaks therefore helping me achieve clearer and healthier skin than before. Q Switched laser is a more focused light treatment and has a slight sensation but not painful. Genesis laser is done with the same machine and feels like a gush of warm air which feels very comfortable.

If you’re interested, you can continue to read on to find out more about this laser treatment:

What is it?

A Q-Switched (aka Q-Switched Nd-Yag Laser) Laser is used in various procedures: the laser is a beam of energy at a specific wavelength (1064nm) which is applied to the skin and is absorbed by coloured pigments such as freckles, sun spots, age spots, etc. in the skin.

The power settings of the laser can be set at different levels and frequencies to accommodate your specific condition and expectations.

What is it used for?

  • Pigmentation (such as freckles, sun spots, age spots, brown spots, melasma, birthmarks)
  • Acne marks
  • Fairer skin
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Pimples and acne
  • Tattoo removal

Genesis laser is intended to improve skin texture, reduce wrinkles, reduce acne scars, and diminish pore size

2.CO2 Laser is a more intensive laser treatment that helps remove bigger skin imperfections, such as darker bigger moles and/or birthmarks or acne scars. Dr Tan used it to remove my two moles above my right eyes and it is recovering very well – I will be doing another update in time to come.

What is it?

Fractional or “pixilated” carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers are one of the latest advances in non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments. The CO2 laser has the longest wavelength of all the lasers on the market and can be used safely on darker skin types with appropriate adjustments in the settings.

What is it used for?

Fractional CO2 lasers excel at treating deeper wrinkles, more severe textural changes from sun damage, wrinkles, blotchiness, acne scars, and surgical or traumatic scars. It can be used on the delicate eyelid skin and around the mouth. It is also a very effective treatment for sun damage and precancerous growths.

Three weeks after Q-Switched laser treatment and Two weeks after CO2 laser treatment, with foundation on. Two moles above my right eye is barely visible. Dr Tan says that the brown spots will continue to lighten with time, so I will do another update with no foundation makeup on, in time to come.

Many of my close friends have asked me where I got my laser treatments done and I have recommend them Dr Ryan Tan and his excellent team at TCS Aesthetics Clinic at The Central, Clark Quay.  Dr Ryan Tan is a very patient doctor who will gently explain the procedures before starting so I feel very safe and assured under his hands during the two different laser treatments I have gone through. Their prices are also very reasonable. I highly recommend Dr Ryan Tan and TCS Aesthetics Clinic! If you’d like to find out more about the various beauty treatments they have to offer, visit their website at www.cosmeticsurgery.sg. 🙂

Thank you Dr Tan & team at TCS Aesthetics Clinic for taking care of my skin!

Be sure to call ahead and quote “ENA” when booking your appointment especially if you want to drop by at lunch hour as they are usually busy then!

TCS Aesthetics Clinic

Address: 8 Eu Tong Sen Street, The Central #11-90, Singapore 059818
Call: 6221 8221

The Body Shop Expert Masks Dinner @ Joie & More | August Recap

Hi Loves!

It’s sure been a long time since my last monthly recap! Hopefully my next recap won’t be 3 months away, LOL. Let’s dive straight in, shall we?

TheBodyShop’s Expert Mask series has been great! My faves of the 5 are Himalayan Charcoal Purifiying Mask which not only de-clog pores but also smoothens skin texture as well as British Rose Fresh Plumping Mask which leaves my skin hydrated, refresh and I always love a rose scent!

Lunch at Toa Payoh’s Mr Bean, this laksa is really good! Also, this stirrer is really cute, didn’t buy it tho! I always like to see new nail trends online for inspiration for when I do visit a nail parlour to get my nails done, which frankly, isn’t often nowadays, haha.Was in Toa Payoh for a CPD course, speaking of which it’s time for me to attend my yearly courses again. The duties of a working adult are endless. And I love my ERA office at Toa Payoh because they offer free coffee and desserts! I wish they had this at our main Mountbatten office! Some of the informative slides about landed housing during the CPD class. Lunch with Shirley at the White Bee Hoon restaurant!Got a Pineapple for a client who was collecting keys for their resale home! It’s meant to roll on the floor for prosperity and you can enjoy the sweetness of the fruit after!  Coincidentally chancing about Mark at the office!  On the same early August day after a busy day, I met up with my gfs Smita and Leanne at The Library for bites and drinks!  The drinks are conceptualized around interesting personalities, such as Marilyn Monroe menu offers sweet flavours. I opted for Sun of Fuji which is great and as I’m typing this, I’d like to revisit this place again! Actually there are a lot of cool bars around Singapore which I haven’t yet explore, so maybe I’ll check those out first, LOL.Our drinks! Wine, Sun of Fuji and Gin and Tonic.With Smita and Leanne. <3 It was a belated birthday gathering for us as we’re all July babies! I know I know, I’m taking almost an entire year to update. Blog procrastination has been real, and I’ve said many times that I will step on it, LOL. I will really try! 😛Our bites! These are delicious too!

Was invited for Aldo’s FW launch at Paragon and I got myself these pair of lovely blush pink heels which I’ve been loving and gotten many many compliments! Yes, their SS2017 is now out, you can check them out in stores. 🙂

Also checked out Uniqlo’s LifeWear exhibition at Dempsey and saw many beautiful collaborations such as the Carine Roitfeld one above. They also opened their new flagship at Orchard Central which is awesome because you literally can find everything to suit your fashion needs! If you’ve been following me on my IG, you’ll know that I’ve been checking out their recent Minnie Mouse collection and got a few pieces for myself!

If you’re searching for comfy and trendy casual shoes, be sure to check out FitFlop at Wisma!

I really love these traditional flaky skin Teo Chew style mooncakes from Thye Moh Chan soooo much! I was actually sad that they only sell these for a limited time only and couldn’t purchase after the season. Be sure to check them out for this year’s Mooncake festival, they’re actually quite affordable at $25.80/box for a set of 4 which you can mix different flavours!

Was quite obsessed with my Bitmoji and here are some that made me smile!

My sister joined the Pokemon Go craze and here’s a pic of me with her Charmander. LOL.

Another day at Toa Payoh and here’s one of my fave dish Lei Cha at the HDB Hub basement food court. Also got my nails done in Watermelon style!Had a CG gathering, although we’ve multiplied now, those were fun times! <3Dinner with le sis, we love this Chic-a-boo outlet that’s newly opened near our place!Coffee Frappe at The Coffee Bean at Marina Square while waiting for clients to arrive or a meeting.
Not quite sure what this was doing in my August photos record but anyway he’s too cute not to post, in case you’re wondering where this is from, it’s from A Bug’s Life, one my favourite Disney animations! OOTD, in my silver slip ons from Fit-flop.Dinner with my friend Royce, we had Teo Chew porridge at Beauty World.

 I had the privilege to attend Anna Sui’s FW event at Sentosa and the event space was SO LOVELY. The bloggers and I in attendance couldn’t stop snapping away not only at the products but at the entire set up! One of my all time fave perfume is Anna Sui’s Lucky Wish, it’s a lovely powdery floral scent that’s neither too light nor strong. I recommend you checking it out!

Attending DFS Beauty Class at DFS Orchard and tried the Lancome Energie De Vie which was very refreshing and saw this really cute Michael Kors mini bagpack which was not cheap tho, it was around $700? You could get a bigger work tote with this price, but I guess it’s a really cute colour and design. Also got a fun goodie bag with HR mascara and IOPE blush, tried both out and they’re pretty good, you can buy these from DFS! 🙂

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Attended Clozette’s Diva event at Bugis+ and got a cute metallic tattoo and grabbed dinner with Fenny and her BF after!

Met up with Fenny for dinner and thanks to her friend, we got a 1for1 deal via his Entertainer App at ARC Cafe! The duck confit is not as good at Saveur but the beef dish was not bad!

Attended Bottega Verde’s event of the launch of their Custom Moisturizer, simply get your skin reading done at their Suntec outlet and an order will be made in Italy before sending it over to Singapore for your collection. I’ve used mine as a day moisturizer as it contains SPF and while it’s cream base it is lightweight for Singapore’s weather.  The same evening, Fenny and I visited Woow’s new store at Plaza Singapore, have you tried this refreshing rainbow dessert ice yet? 😉

Thanks to Base Asia Entertainment and Nuffnang, my sister and I attended the Premiere night of Annie the Musical which I enjoyed very much!

Went for a long overdue facial session at Atlas Medispa, always enjoy my sessions there. 🙂

Saw some kids playing at the fountain close to home and kinda wish I was a kid and able to do something like this!

Had dinner at home with the family consisting of takeaway and we kinda over did it with too many items! 😛

Celebrated Netccentric’s 10th Anniversary at Red Dot Museum with some fellow influencers! Last picture with my manager Christina who’ve left, wishing you all the best babe!  Joined Leanne’s Mac Masterclass and Robinsons styling event at Robinsons at Heeren and it was great fun with the girls, Fenny and Raa!

Funny story to tell, I use to be able to take every bus back home from the closest MRT station but then this bus 26 changed route and I would end up taking it multiple times and alight at a bus stop further away and end up walking the longer way home and it almost always happened to be on my heels! >.< After about 3 times, I would carefully avoid 26. 😛

Ending off this month’s recap with some of the beauty goodies sent my way!

TheBodyShop TeaTree Duo is great for battling acne outbreak. Recently, I had a skincare outbreak because of a product I used which was too oily for me, and I immediately use the 3in1 TeaTree as Mask and my skin improved rapidly the next morning.L’Oreal constantly comes out with new hair innovations and range, this OleoTherapy consists of Oil Infused hair products, made with Oils from 6 flowers which boasts to restore dull, dry and damaged hair. For more information check out hereThanks to my friend Sybs who went to Korea, I got a stash of Innisfree products, and she highly recommended this Sebum Oil Free Primer which really does keep skin matte all day. Thanks to my gfs who got this set of Furla pouches or my birthday I’ve found these to be so handy and useful!

Some of my favourite products for August, and the silver tube is the body gel that goes with Refa massager to keep skin moisturized and taut.

That’s all for August’s recap, hope you enjoyed it! Leave me a comment if you have any questions or suggestions and I’ll get back as soon as I can! <3

X

Ena

Beauty Review: Naka Kirei Enzymes From Japan

UPDATE:
I've been getting a lot of questions via comments and emails and my sincere apologies in advance that I am unable to attend to them because they are repeated questions which I will attempt to answer here.
1.If you're planning to purchase in Malaysia, you can do so via this website: http://my.nakakirei.com/
2. Any questions pertaining to how I find the product is in the last paragraph of this post, additionally there are 30 capsules in each bag, I completed the entire bag in a month and I found it helped me to maintain a flat tummy. However I cannot guarantee it will work for you and I cannot attest how effective it is compared to other fat burning products because I have not tried the others before.
3. Last but not the least, if you have any more questions pertaining to the product and purchase of the product, you can email to: tw@nakakirei.com. Many thanks for coming by my blog and good luck! <3

In case you didn’t already know, I’m a huge fan of beauty and health supplements. I started taking them for better skin since I was 18 and I’ve never looked back. As I grow older I find that I would take different health supplements to tackle whatever health issues I was more concerned at the particular point in time.

So recently I was introduced to Naka Kiri Enzymes from Japan and as a beauty/health supplement enthusiast, I was naturally very intrigued by it!

Let me break down the information I’ve obtained for your easy consumption:

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Why Take Naka Kirei Enzymes?

  • Naka Kirei Enzymes is effective for regular constipation, weight loss, body detox and for losing fat belly.

 

 

What is Naka Kirei Enzymes?

  • Naka Kirei Enzymes is supplemental enzymes made of all natural ingredients. The enzymes is fermented with soybeans, grain, and lactic acid bacteri.
  • There is no preservatives used.
  • Naka Kirei Enzymes is made in Japan, and is shipped from Japan directly to Singapore.
  • Naka Kirei Enzymes is featured in many Japanese women magazines such as Miss and ST
  • 92% of women (testimonials) said they want to continue using Naka Kirei Enzymes

 

 

Who is behind Naka Kirei Enzymes?

  • Hakko Seikatsu Co.,Ltd. was founded in 2010 to promote healthy lifestyle using Japanese traditional fermentation technology
  • They have been selling Naka Kirei Enzymes in Japan, and recently started selling in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand as well

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So How Do I take my Naka Kirei Enzymes?

  • Take 1 to 3 tablets per day with water or warm water
  • Can be taken before meal, after meal, or after drinking.

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My Thoughts:

I find that taking Naka Kirei Enzymes after my meal has helped me to maintain a toned tummy despite having a full dinner the night before. I like that it is super fuss free in a capsule, easily taken with a cup of water. Also the packet is convenient to carry around with me, in my bag. Last but not the least, it is made with all natural ingredients so I can take it with an ease of mind!

Are you suffering from regular constipation or looking for a weight loss health supplement? Why not give Naka Kiri Enzymes a try? Made of all natural ingredients in Japan, I like to take mine after dinner at night and I find it helps me digest my food better!

You can buy them from here: http://bit.ly/nakakireixena
Directly shipped from Japan!

This is a sponsored post. Thank you for reading!

x

Ena





Birthday Celebrations & Batam Trip! | July Recap

Continuing on my blog recaps, let’s dive into July, my birthday month! (Check out my June post here if you haven’t)  I’ve also travelled to Bali with friends for Jac’s during the same month and will be posting about the trip in a separate blog post cause otherwise this post would be too long. Once again, tons of food posts below, don’t read on an empty stomach! 😛
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_093Started my month with a homemade sandwich – a regular combination consists of ham, lettuce, cheese & tomatoes – sometimes I cook eggs and add them in too. Easy peasy!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_000Headed down to Wandervale EC for a client meeting.

LAKSA STEAMBOAT SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Laksa Steamboat Seafood Restaurant 404 Telok Blangah Road Singapore 098840. Tel: 62757069

This is really good, about $30-40/pax but fresh ingredients and really yummy Laksa soup base, recommended! 😀
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HokaOneOne Launch

Marina Square 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-26. Singapore 039594. Telephone: +(65) 6255 0491.

Attended the media preview/launch of HokaOneOne, shoes for running professionals – “crazy” people who go on 500km races!
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Couldn’t resist trying McDonald’s Salted Egg Chicken Burger – I was lucky that I tried one after the complains that the salted egg was too little – so I got one with quite liberal amount, yay! Would most definitely eat one again except it was only on the menu for a limited time.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_006

Birthday Celebration @ Sumiya

181 Orchard Rd, #12-02 Orchard Central, Orchard Central, 238896

It was my first time going to Sumiya at Orchard Central and I enjoyed it! Only except we over ordered and couldn’t finish, hahaha. Also chanced upon really nice photo-taking spots on the rooftop! Always thankful for my friendship with Christabelle and Clarabelle. <3
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BAD CAFE THAT SHALL NOT BE NAMED

Not even gonna name the cafe, both Belles recommended this cafe but that day we went, it served up lousy lemonade – granted they replaced it but their service still sucked nonetheless. You’d notice I usually don’t complain about stuff on my blog cause I don’t like to give air time to shitty things but man – this cafe is crap and if you know which it is, don’t ever go back again and I can’t wait to pop a champagne on the day they close. Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_017 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_018

Estee Lauder Global Makeup Artist FW Show

Attended the Estee Lauder’s makeup show and got introduced to a ton of new makeup!

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Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_027Some of my favourite lipstick swatches!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_028 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_029Estee Lauder is also on board the duo lipstick! My favourite combi of the lot!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_030 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_031 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_0323 different looks; work, date & casual weekends.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_033Some of my faves!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_034A engraving machine engraving our lipsticks at the event! Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_046

Sunday @ PunggolBirthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_035Attended Xiao Kai Lao Shi’s event thanks to Starhub! He’s really handsome irl and I remember him sharing about that glow which is really popular on Korean actresses – add that highlight on your cheekbones!

Headed out for a meet up with Fenny at Punggol Pond (which is actually at Hougang).
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Skincare goodies!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_041Was sent over some products from Gobigoun (Korea), This Placenta Power mask is super good… and under the rader… When I saw a store stocking it at Myeong Dong it was selling a piece for like $10/piece! Is it worth it? $10 is too much for me to shell out for a piece, but it definitely hydrates my skin intensely.
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Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_019Another pic of skincare + nail care; been really loving the Hada Labo Hydrating Lotion – one of my favourite toners I’ve used in 2016!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_045Breadtalk sent this over – super cute electronic fan I must say!
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_047Also got sent over these Nivea goodies – Micellar Water is a marked improvement from the previous version and used the lotions for Batam trip!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_048Kiehl’s New Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate.
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Dream // Soup Spoon x Brazil Food Tasting

Met up with Fenny again for Soup Spoon tasting and took some OOTDs before that!
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Clio Korean Morning Beauty Booster Recipe @ Boufe Cafe

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Kanshoku Ramen Bar w Family 

277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway #01-06, 238858

We tried a bit of everything, truffle soup ramen was good, but for the other times I went back after this, I opted for their regular ramen! 🙂 The cold veg was surprisingly good, the chicken was not good – don’t order it!

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Batam Trip @ Nongsa Point Marina & Resort with AyersBirthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_062lol pls ignore my obvious double eye lid sticker here.

We were really hungry and had a late dinner around 9+ at the resort. It’s about SGD$10 so it’s not cheap for Batam standards but ok for restaurant standard.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_109 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_110 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_111This was so good, we had it again for lunch before we left. <3Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_112Brought Auolive skincare for the trip! Very fuss free indeed.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_113Added in hair care from Phil Smith (fave hair oil) and Nivea sunblocks.Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_063Love buffet breakfast at the resort!

Enjoy the views!
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Lunch at Panties Pizza @ Batam Plaza

This was cheap and good! Go with a huge group and try tons of different flavours!
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Dinner at 555(?)

Ok, so the mistake we made was to take up the resort’s driver’s offer to go on a “day trip intinerary” with him and he gave us ALL THE SHITTY RECOMMENDATIONS. 🙁 So other than our Batam Plaza choice, he brought us to a bad massage place and this terrible dinner place, urgh.
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_073The coconuts were NOT FRESH. 🙁Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_074I don’t eat prawns but I didn’t miss out on anything.
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_075 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_076Lunch before we left! Love how happy and vibrant this photo is! <3Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_080Thanks Jie Jie for getting me this strawberry shortcake! <3Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_081NDP Preview which I wrote about on my Dayre here.

Michael Trio Event // Birthday Celebration at Chicken Up

Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_082Wore my Kapten & Son watch out, loving the black face and rosegold band!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_083 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_084With fellow bloggers at Michael trio event!

Dinner at Chicken Up, my first time there!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_085 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_086 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_087 Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_089Everything was really good but we ate so little of it cause we were all so health conscious LOL should opt for health food next time!Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_090 Lisa, Tiffy & Ethel <3
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_091Thanks girls! <3
Birthday Celebrations & Batam trip | Enabalista July 2016 Blog Recap_092Another basket of skincare goodies from Hada Labo and Skin Aqua! (Sorry it’s a little over exposed!)

Dinner with bestie Fion

Bestie’s treat to Korean good at Manna Story at Plaza Singapura. Food was so-so in my opinion. Nothing to shout about. Would go again only if I was craving Korean food and in the area. Would prefer Seoul Yummy at Bugis+ over this option!

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I have some more photos from a Jap food / ramen dinner with my family and korean dinner with bestie Fion but those won’t load. 🙁 Will have to skip then! *Edit: I manage to load them, yay!

Thank you for reading! Till the next one! <3

X

Ena

Lunch at Whitegrass @ Chijmes is Bomb | June Recap

Hey hey!

The months have been kinda crazy, to say the least and I’ve most definitely neglected my blog. 🙁 Now that crazy January is over, and I’m slowing easing back to a somewhat more normal schedule and quitting on Korean dramas and Youtube binge watching, I’ll be compiling each month’s happening into one post each, so we’ve got 8 to go considering this is June 2016’s recap! XD Just compiling the photos for June into this post and looking back at the fond memories made me smile, I hope you’ll enjoy this post and come to enjoy the upcoming months’ updates as much as I enjoy looking back at them! Also, I’m more convinced to get active on Youtube moving forward (promise I will once I clear these 8 posts!) because it will be way more fun looking back via videos! I won’t be linking to brands and websites as I’d usually do (to save time, really) – but if you see any brands / products / whatever that a quick google doesn’t answer, let me know in comments below and I will do my best to get back to you. X

Fashion Show @ Orchard Gateway Featuring Local Designer Brand Revasseur

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With friends during a flea @ Suntec!Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0004

The Face Shop @ Tampines One Opening
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The Therapy is an update on their popular SMIM range!Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0045

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Kiehls LE Masks for Autism AwarenessFashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0011 Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0012

Sally Hansen’s Complete Care 7in1Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0013

Tact.Sg Media Preview
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Back at ERA Monday Runs <3 
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Sandro FW 2016

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Watch the vlog here!:

Lunch @ Hob Nob Fish & ChipsFashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0023Met up with Gabby and Seb for discussions about videos, wishing them all the best in their endeavours while I will embark and venture into creating my own Youtube content! Definitely challenging but what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger!

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Was totes obsessed with Kdrama Lucky Romance
Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0025Can’t get over how hot Lee Soo Hyuk is even when he’s frustrated and brooding… #SoHot #Swoons

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Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0033Was also obsessed with her hair colour in this show. Not so much anymore now, lol. And yes I get a lot of my fashion and beauty influences from K-Drama.

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Auolive Media Lunch @ Whitegrass 
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Can I just say i freakingggg love the food here at Whitegrass – if you love me please bring me here on a date. kthxbye.Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0040 Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0041

Nails done @ De Arteastiq Nails. Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0042 Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0043

I was exactly the 100,000th follower of Dayre @blog! #cheapthrill, lol. Follow me on my micro-blog Dayre if you haven’t already! >>Here<<Fashion, Beauty, Fancy Food June 2016 Recap| Enabalista_0044Sometimes the sunset from my house can be really pretty. <3

GHD Styler Blogger Event 
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Dinner at Bridge @ 31 Seah Street

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Watch my vlog here!

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If you’d like to send me love notes, invite me for events or send me stuff, email me >> enabalista@gmail.com! Be sure to follow me on IG @ena_teo where I update regularly and sub to my YT channel where I WILL bribe you with goodies and silly faces, I promise.

Hope you enjoyed this post! Comment or DM me on IG if you did ya! <3

x

Ena

Last Minute Christmas Gifts Starting from $5 to $50

Yes it’s Christmas Eve, and if you’re still looking for gifts for friends and families at the last minute (tonight or tomorrow), here are a few recommendations!

More information about the brands and gifts in the links below! 😉

Shop QueDuBon bags
Quote “Ena” for 30% off, min. $20 and online purchase only. Until March 2017.
Shop Nivea Oil in Body Milk online here. Also available at Watsons.
The Body Shop SG Christmas
Sally Hansen SG available at Watsons
1872 Clipper Tea Co 
Origins SG
Kiehls SG
Anna Sui SG on Zalora (Use ZBAPQGVB for 15% first time purchase)
Estee Lauder on Sephora

Thanks to all the brands for sending me the gifts and press kits!<3

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Shop US Cosmetics Online via MyUS

Hi guyssss!

Are you a fan of US cosmetics like me? Do you regularly shop from US websites and pay a ton for shipping fees? Well, recently I made a purchase of mixed Colourpop and Girlactik cosmetics via MyUS and I’d like to share about their services!

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Save on shipping costs when you order regularly from US websites! 

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My readers get an awesome MyUS discount – when you sign up here, you’ll receive a 30-day free premium membership trial: https://www.myus.com/signup/?aid=1005194   

 

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When you’ve got your items delivered to your MyUS designated address, you’ve got to log into your dashboard to create ship request!screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-3-28-28-pmMake sure your items from various sites are consolidated, click the green “Create Ship Request”.screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-3-29-16-pm

And then you’ll come to this confirmation page! For any other questions you can head to this FAQ page!screen-shot-2016-10-14-at-3-30-08-pmI’ve been looking at Colourpop cosmetics’ IG page recently….collage_fotor1

So I was ecstatic when they finally arrived! My Colourpop cosmetic came delicately wrapped up by MyUS with paper cushion and within another carton! You don’t have to worry about precious items or eyeshadow or highlighter makeup shattering during the delivery process! colourpop-us-online-shopping-made-easy-with-myus-enabalista_0003

So cool that it even comes with a hand signed postcard!colourpop-us-online-shopping-made-easy-with-myus-enabalista_0000

Happy to open my Colourpop parcel! <3colourpop-us-online-shopping-made-easy-with-myus-enabalista_0001My purchase list!colourpop-us-online-shopping-made-easy-with-myus-enabalista_0002

Colourpop and Girlatik makeup haul! <3
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L-R:Girlactik Luxe, Colourpop: November, Femme, Baracuda, Love Bug, Time Square, Viper. I bold the 3 colours I super love. I literally wore November all November long, lol.colourpop-us-online-shopping-made-easy-with-myus-enabalista_0010Colourpop Foursome Zingara – Fall perfect colours!
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And 2 really trendy dusty rose in matte and shimmer; Brady and Muse!

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Wearing Time Square – no filters!
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Wearing November, and the Zingara Quad eyeshadows! Nice? 🙂colourpop-us-online-shopping-made-easy-with-myus-enabalista_0006 colourpop-us-online-shopping-made-easy-with-myus-enabalista_0007 colourpop-us-online-shopping-made-easy-with-myus-enabalista_0008

Hope you’ve found this post useful, happy US shopping! There’s sure to be tons of year end sales, time to stock up on products and make new purchases! 😉

Thank you Allison + Partners and MyUS for making this post possible.

x

Ena

Live life Fresh and in Style with COLAB™ Dry Shampoos

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I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of dry shampoo. So much so that after hearing me sing praises for dry shampoo, my friend calls me “an advocate for dry shampoo”!

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I’ve discovered the wonders of dry shampoo only about a year ago and I’ve never looked back since! There are many reasons why I love dry shampoo but in short, dry shampoo helps keep my scalp and hair fresher for longer, it even keeps my hair looking chio-er with more volume and smelling good!

  1. Dry Shampoo keeps hair fresher for longer

My preferred dry shampoo of choice is COLAB™ Sheer+Invisible’s Monaco Fresh Fragrance with lemon, mandarin and light amber scents. Even when I don’t wash my hair in the morning and I need to get ready and out of home in a jiffy, a spritz of COLAB™ Sheer+Invisible Range’s Monaco Fresh Fragrance in my hair makes my hair smell fresh, like I just came out of the shower and I love it!

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2. Dry Shampoo adds volume to limp hair

Another reason why I love dry shampoo is because it dries up any oil in my scalp and it adds volume to my hair at the same time! So any limp hair is revived and got me looking like I stepped out of a salon after a blow out. If you’re all about adding volume to your hair, I recommend COLAB™ Extreme Volume, here I’ve got it in the London Classic Fragrance with rose, magnolia and woody musk scents.

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3. Dry Shampoo makes hair smell fresh and good

Last but not the least, dry shampoo removes any hair odours and adds a fresh fragrance to my hair! Just like how I pick my perfumes, depending on my mood, I like to pick COLAB™ Sheer+Invisible in New York in  Fruity Fragrance with citrusy, rose and violet notes on sunny days and Tokyo Oriental Fragrance with Mandarin, Jasmine notes when I’m feeling a little more feminine.

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How To Get Hair-Ready with COLAB™’s Dry Shampoo!:

<1. Spray 20cm away from scalp>

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<2. Comb through hair and style>

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<3. Voila~ Looking fresh and smelling good!>

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Some days when I’m out and about for work and blogging activities the whole day and want to keep my hair looking fresh and smelling good, I bring my COLAB™ Dry Shampoo out with me! Other beauty babies I bring with me to keep me looking and feeling good includes a facial mist to keep my skin hydrated, hand cream to keep my hand moisturised and lipstick to keep my lips always looking on point! 😉

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I also know girlfriends who place their dry shampoo at their work desk, so after going out for lunch,  they will use the dry shampoo to remove any “odours” and greasiness from lunch!

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And that’s me on a regular day, out and about for work, blogging and personal appointments! Gotta thank COLAB™ for hair that’s tamed, oil free and though you can’t tell, smelling good.

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COLAB™ Sheer+Invisible Range and COLAB™ Extreme Volume Dry Shampoos available at $13.90 and $14.90 island wide. Visit COLAB™ SG’s Facebook for exciting updates about hair and their products!

7 Recommended Beauty & Wellness Spots in Korea!

Are you planning for a pampering  trip with your girlfriends / mum or sisters soon?  I was just in Korea last month for a Beauty and Wellness trip and had the privilege to experience the best of Beauty and Wellness that Korea has to offer. Today’s post will cover 7 beauty spots and services that we visited which I highly recommend! Maybe you can KIV some spots for your next trip! 😉

(1) K-Beauty Makeover at Beauté 101

Beauté 101 is one of Korea’s top 1-stop shop for all your beauty needs; hair, makeup and nails. Need to prep for a night out in Korea? Fret not – just be in your outfit for the night, factor 2-3 hours with them and you’ll be ready to rock and roll in style, with your tresses, makeup and nails done. I also recommend checking out the nearby alleyways for cute spots for OOTDs like we did! For a basic hair styling, makeup and nails package like I did, it costs 242,000 won (S$298), add another 100,000 won (S$122) to upgrade to a party/special package. Located in Gangam, check out their Facebook page here and be sure to reserve in advance for your slot.

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(2) Luxe Facial Spa at Sulwhasoo Flagship Store

If you’re travelling with your mum or favourite aunt, may I suggest and recommend booking a luxe Facial Spa at Sulwhasoo Flagship Store – Korea’s equivalent of La Mer, whether it’s products, place or service, it won’t disappoint. On the ground floor, you’ll find exhibitions of past and present products and packaging. If you think that the ground floor is astounding, you’ll be further impressed by their second level where #interiorgoals abound. You’ll find a gift wrapping segment followed by an array of current ranges of products which are free for testing followed by a private lounge area where you can sip tea and enjoy testing out the products one by one, including the famed Sulwhasoo – Harmonizen Regenerating Cream which costs 650,000 (S$800). Yes that’s right you didn’t read wrong. After shopping (according to the local staff, the store is very generous with their samples and price after discounts for tourists is even better than airport). Before you’re ushered off for your spa, enjoy a vial of ginseng ampoule (drank, not applied), complemented with a cuppa green tea to balance the bitterness of the ginseng. Following which, you can proceed to their spa level and then into individual rooms which are designed like hotel rooms, with individual shower room. The facial spa begins with a foot soak followed by scrub with their special ginseng body scrub that’s not for sale and only available at the spa – talk about exclusivity! There’s even an iPhone cable charge in the spa room, super thoughtful. After the facial, which ends off with Sulwhasoo’s very thorough skincare regime, you can prep your tresses and apply their in house Sulwhasoo makeup foundation and blusher at the private makeup room. I also love that their staff speak basic conversational english pretty well. Visit them at 650, Sinsadong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

In case you’re wondering what’s in the Sulwhasoo facial, these are my notes – I can’t recall the entire skincare regime at the end as it was too extensive!:

Hot feet soak
Ginseng scrub
Facial portion:
Remove makeup
Cleansing oil
Hot towel
White ginseng scrub
Sleeping mask
Rest
After facial skincare:
First treatment essence
Lotion
Moisturizer
Serum
Sunblock

(Visit their site if you’d like to find out more about their Beauty Ritual)

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(3) Soak, spa & massage at women’s only Spa Lei

Lei Spa is a popular women’s only spa, and rated #7 out of 230 spas and wellness places in Seoul on TripAdvisor. As we were fully made-over after our Beaute101 experience and we were a little short of time during our visit to Spa Lei, we didn’t (want to) experience a full soak, sauna and massage which will ruin our hair and makeup, lol. We did however enjoy a drink and hot feet soak at both their outdoor and indoor foot spa. While their staff speak very limited english, I was very impressed with their 3 floors of facilities ranging from saunas, spa, massage, sleeping rooms, TV rooms, outdoor terrace, cafe, nails services and more – I can imagine it’s a place to hang out with my girlfriends for a whole day just doing sauna, spa, massage, meals, nails and more. For as little as 2000won an hour, it’s no wonder Spa Lei is a hit with both local and tourists alike. Do note that privacy is a huge concern, so you will need to keep your phones in the locker as no phones are allowed in the spa.spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0000 spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0001 spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0002 spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0003 spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0004 spa-lei-women-only-spa-in-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0006

(4) Skincare and Makeup Shopping at Myeong Dong

If you count yourself a K-beauty lover, no trip to Korea would be complete without visiting Myeong Dong where there’s an endless supply and promotion of all things Korean skincare and makeup. If you’re a fan of new skincare brands, then you must pay a visit to Olive Young who stocks brands that are more under the radar before they are established enough to have their owns stores, such as CNP, WakeWake and ElishaCoy. If you’re like me and a fan of established skincare and makeup brands such as Laneige, EtudeHouse, Clio & TheFaceshop, then it’s best to plan your trip to coincide with Korea’s sales season which is start of October and the next one would be early next year, visit Visit Korea website or Korea Grand Sale website for updates. If you’re planning to buy in bulk, my local friend suggests visiting Duty Free at Lotte Mall for really awesome bulk discounts.

Also, no street shopping is complete without street snacks!I will be writing a separate article on recommended Korean food spots, but thought I should add this in as well. Speaking of street snacks, On my first night in Korea, I’d met up with my friend, Livia for Chimac dinner. Livia works at Charis and she gifted me with a Klairs Mochi Bb cushion, a lightweight foundation – you can get it from my Charis online store here~  Also, I have to mention that you can get lots of awesome Korean snacks at Big Mart at Myeong Dong, opens till 12am!

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Second night at Myeong Dong (we were there most nights since it was a stone throw away from our hotel!):myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0005 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0006 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0007 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0008 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0010 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0011 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0012 myeong-dong-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0013

I also recommend staying at Lotte City Myeongdong Hotel which is a 10 minutes walk away from Myeong Dong shopping streets. A relatively new hotel with impeccable and friendly staff service, good breakfast spread, comfortable bedroom and great housekeeping service.

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Apart from Myeong Dong, I also recommend paying a visit to Gangnam where you’ll find Style Nanda and many shop fronts with lovely visual merchandising in their windows and having a cuppa coffee at Coffeesmith, just to people watch – the dudes are particularly handsome there, haha.

Style Nanda store:

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Club Clio, got the colour I wanted in Celeb Rose which ran out at Olive Young!:gangnam-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0006 gangnam-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0007 gangnam-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0008

If you have more time, you should also check out Hongdae where there’s more Korean makeup and skincare shops (no surprises, LOL) and more street fashion!

Cap shopping:hongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0000

Walked into Labiotte for their wine lipsticks!
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Got one of these lipsticks, which is a lovely coral and hydrating formula:hongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0004

Burnt orange and browns colours are all the rage this fall!:
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Love these new 3CE liquid lips shades in Lazy, Obsessed & New me, except I’d already bought like 8 lipsticks by this time, so I didn’t purchase any, lol! #onemouthonlyhongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0008

Was super tempted to get this, but would be too creamy/shimmery/oily for SG’s humid weather, so I did not – but if I was staying in Korea would go for this!:hongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0007 hongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0011Also, Chuu official has nice lip tints!hongdae-street-shopping-korea-beauty-wellness-must-go-review-enabalista_0010

(5) Wellness Treatment at KwangDong Oriental Hospital

Have I mentioned that we’ve been treated to only the best in Korea during our trip? The same can be said of our visit to KwangDong Oriental Hospital – we were there on a Friday morning at 9.30am and there were already customers at the counters paying for their oriental medicine dosage/satchets after their check ups. My wellness session with KwangDong Oriental Hospital started with registration, followed by consultation with the doctor, interpreted by a very eloquent lady named Jenny – the doctor then administered my virgin acupuncture experience (pretty painless in fact) on my stiff shoulders and aching calves followed by a cold stone facial spa and hot herbal foot pack – it was an incredible and unique experience to have a cold and hot sensation simultaneously on the opposing ends of my body. I love my experience at KwangDong Oriental Hospital and hope to bring my parents there some day.

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(6) Relaxing Spa Session at Herb Island

Last but not the least, if you’re a fan of whimsical European style, I recommend visiting Herb Island and experiencing the Spa session after lunch and staying until the evening when the place is lit in the night. The Spa session starts off with tea and registration followed by a foot soak, a hot pack experience while laying on a cloth over dried hay (I imagine that’s how Jesus felt when he was a baby in a manger, lol) and ending off with massage (choice of back or feet, I picked feet). Also, the shops are super pretty, if you’re a fan of aromatic oil, scents and tea, it’s a place you can stock up on supplies!

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If you enjoyed reading my Beauty and Wellness recommendations, stay tuned to my next post on Korean Food recommendations in Seoul! 😉

If you’d like a chronological update to my Beauty and Wellness Korean Trip visit my Dayre days 272-278 starting here.

Thank you Carolyn and Korean Tourism Organisation Singapore for making the trip to Korea possible!

Browtisan Creative Eyebrow Embroidery Review

Hi Loves~

A while back, I popped by Browtisan’s Pop Up Booth at ION Orchard Atrium for a quick Browtisan Creative Eyebrow Embroidery session. Eyebrow artisan and Browtisan founder Coco designed and did a Gradient Eyebrow Embroidery for me and I love it!!! Check out what went down in the photos below! 😉
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And the embroidery session began after Coco drew on the eyebrows for me using pencil first~

browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0002 Even her eyebrow pencil drawing looks good on it’s own!browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0003 She started with my right eyebrow…browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0004 Coco at work. 🙂browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0005 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0006 As you can see, the gradient technique is dotting instead of drawing lines. It’s catered for me especially to cover up a scar across my left eyebrow, where the line eyebrow embroidery technique doesn’t last.browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0007 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0008 The colour gradually darkens as she’s working on it.

I was given an after embroidery care package, which as definitely levelled up since my first embroidery session with them in March 2015! It’s SO PRETTY NOW!browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0009 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0010 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0011 browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0012 So so thoughtful. <3browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-enabalista_0013 This is a balm that helps speed up recovery.browtisan-creative-eyebrow-embroidery-review-pics-enabalista_0003

How my eyebrows looks after the session~

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Thank you Browtisan & Yi Yun for inviting me down for the the ION Orchard Pop Up and Coco for my beautiful new brows! <3

If you’re wondering, the entire session is painless especially since they apply on anaesthetic cream first. I love how beautiful, feminine, demure and on trend the eyebrow embroidery design and I’ve gotten so much compliments from family and friends, I highly recommend Browtisan not only for their beautiful designs but also for their top notch, professional and friendly service!

Visit their website for more information and follow them on  Facebook for their updates and promotions! 😉

x

Ena

Ena’s Beauty Talk | 10 New Beauty Reviews & Recommendations!

I’ve just uploaded a 2 part beauty review video on Youtube and here’s a blog post where I’ll include more photos and brief information and review of the products! 🙂

If you haven’t you can watch my Ena’s Beauty Talk – 10 New Beauty Reviews & Recommendations Part 1 on hair & skincare here!:

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Playback Organic Shampoo and Treatment, Ajuste UV Spray, Shinsui Uruhada Yuzu Lotion and Dr.Ben – Nano Hyaluronic Acid Serum. In the video I only reviewed the Playback Shampoo and Treatment as I started on these earlier and haven’t had the change to use the rest enough for a proper review, but will include information and details of the other products below as well! 🙂

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Playback Organic Shampoo & Treatment

I’ve been using this Playback Organic Shampoo & Treatment set for a few weeks now and I like how the shampoo gently cleanses my scalp, keeping it fresh and moisturized. I use the treatment first before washing it out and then shampoo, followed by mask after. I love the refreshing scent of the shampoo and definitely recommend this set! 🙂

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Ajuste UV Body Spray Shinsui Uruhada Yuzu Body Lotion Dr Ben 7 Day Serum Review Enabalista_0002Dr.Ben – Nano Hyaluronic Acid Serum  for 7 Days promises to penetrate deeply into the skin with its nano-molecular hyaluronic acid for longer hydrating effects. I have yet to try this one, but am a fan of hyaluronic acid so I am quite excited and will review it on my IG or in another video review after I’ve tried it! For more information and purchase, visit here.

The Wet Brush Pop Fold

This is my new favourite hair brush! My hair ends have become very dry and damaged from multiple bleaching and dyeing and this detangling brush is super awesome! With other hair comb/brush I have issues combing through my hair ends while it’s wet but with the wet brush, combing my hair is a breeze! <3
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Highly recommended detangling brush! You can get yours from here!

The Body Shop Tea Tree 3 in 1 Wash Scrub Mask & Anti Imperfection Daily Solution

The Body Shop has added 2 new products to their Tea Tree range, the first being an innovative 3 in 1 facial wash, scrub and mask and the second being a anti imperfection daily solution serum. I’ve also been using the facial cleansing gel from the same range as a body cleanser for my back acne and it’s been great thus far. Definitely recommended for you to try if you experience acne issues like I do. For more information visit here.The Body Shop Tea Tree Wash Scrub Mask and Daily Solution Review Enabalista_0000 The Body Shop Tea Tree Wash Scrub Mask and Daily Solution Review Enabalista_0001 The Body Shop Tea Tree Wash Scrub Mask and Daily Solution Review Enabalista_0002 The Body Shop Tea Tree Wash Scrub Mask and Daily Solution Review Enabalista_0003 The Body Shop Tea Tree Wash Scrub Mask and Daily Solution Review Enabalista_0004 The Body Shop Tea Tree Wash Scrub Mask and Daily Solution Review Enabalista_0005You can also find the Tea Tree oil as part of the range which is recommended for acne spot treatments as well as for small cuts and insect bites.

Another Tea Tree acne battling product I’d review in the video but don’t have a photo to include here is the Face Shop Make Me Sexy Body Mist with Tea Tree oil and Aloe Vera leaf juice extract! I’ve been using it for a month now and am half bottle through, I use it after I shower and towel dry – I’ve used the above tea tree cleansers and this body mist to completely replace powder talc. 🙂 If you haven’t read, Johnson and Johnson recently paid out $55M in a second lawsuit that claims their talcum powder causes Ovarian cancer – whether or not there are conclusive evidence of Talcum powder causing cancer, it is best to be safe than sorry! Previously I have used Dettol/J&J body talc powders on my back to keep my skin fresh and dry, but I have since stopped after reading about the online news article that says talc causes cancer.

Morilins Masks

I’m very excited to share about the Morilins Masks that I’ve recently received and tried, the one I have tried is the Morilins Soothing Restoring mask and I super love the Diamond Plaid thick mask sheet which feels very luxurious and it promises 5-10 times effect of your daily skin care routine (essence, serum + moisturizer) so hence i infer that it is recommended as a weekly mask. Priced at $34.90 for 5 pieces, each piece is $6.98. It might be a little pricey compared to other masks, but it’s definitely worth it considering the superior quality. The only gripe I have would be the packaging, because at $6.98/piece, the packaging can do much better. Perhaps an all silver or all gold foil packaging with a luxe feel would be more compatible for this amazing mask! For more information and purchase, visit here.

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Refa for Body Massage Gel

I’ve been using Refa for Body Massage Roller for a while now, you can read about my blog post about it here. Recently I received the Refa for Body Massage Gel which is an excellent product to complement the massage roller as the massage gel has slimming, lifting and hydrating effects! I apply it generously on my calves (or wherever you would like to massage) before massaging. I’d definitely recommend this massage gel! The good news is that you get it free with any Refa massage product purchased at the Pop Up counter at Robinsons, the bad news is that it’s not available for sale, though it really should be, hopefully they will release it for sale in the future! 🙂 For more information, visit here.Refa For Body Gel Review Enabalista_0000 Refa For Body Gel Review Enabalista_0001 Refa For Body Gel Review Enabalista_0002 Refa For Body Gel Review Enabalista_0003

Watch my Ena’s Beauty Talk – 10 New Beauty Reviews & Recommendations Part 2 on makeup products here!:

ZA Lip Crayons & Vibrant Moist Lip Lacquers

My favourite of the 5 is lip crayon in Magenta 232 (most left) a bright pink that glides on smoothly and feels like a lip balm! Lip crayons available from 1st Sep, lip lacquers already available in stores, exclusively at Watsons. For more colours and information visit here.

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Estee Lauder BB Cushion Foundation

Estee Lauder Double Wear All Day Wear BB Cushion delivers just what it promises in its name, the well loved Double Wear all day formula is now in BB Cushion form, which is why I love it! I have recommended this BB Cushion to many of my colleagues and friends because the foundation stays fresh on my skin all day.  Visit here for more information under the Estee Lauder foundations page.
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Estee Lauder Foundation Cushion Stick and New Pure Colour Envy Hi Lustre Lipsticks.

Estee Lauder has recently launched their Double Wear Nude Foundation Cushion Stick which makes for convenient touch up on the go and in my videos above, I am wearing the new lipstick colour 330 Bad Angel, a sweet coral red colour. Check out the new lipsticks online here.Estee Lauder Cushion Stick and New Envy Lipsticks Enabalista_0000

Laneige New BB Cushion Pore Control

For long days, I opt for Estee Lauder’s Double Wear All Day Wear Cushion foundation but for daily wear, Laneige’s New BB Cushion Pore Control is one of my preferred options. An upgrade from the well loved BB Cushion, the new cushion now comes with the 3D Skin Fit cushion (diamond embossing) so that the right amount of product is optimally picked up. Also major loving the cool new holographic cushion exterior!

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Clio Kill Cover Stamping Foundation

Last but not the least, Clio is jumping on the stamping foundation trend wagon with their new Clio Kill Cover Stamping Foundation and along with it they have launched a really cute concept “the Korean Morning Beauty Booster Recipe” to teach users how to apply their morning makeup! It goes 1. Smoothen with Kill Cover Egg Pore Primer + 2. Empower with Kill Cover Stamping Foundation + 3. Optimize with Kill Cover Airwear Skin Smoother Pact and lastly 4. Refresh with Micro Fine Oil Control Fix Mist.

I’ve tried all the products and my first impressions are, the Kill Cover Egg Pore Primer is a primer that creates an ultra smooth surface, pretty true to its name. The Kill Cover Stamping Foundation has great coverage and the best formula I’ve tried out of all the Clio Kill Cover foundations thus far. Kill Cover Airwear Skin Smoother Pact will create a very matte look, if you want the dewy look then I’d recommend avoiding the cheeks while applying this but otherwise you can use this as a finishing powder for a matte look. Last but not the least, be sure to spray the fix mist a good 15cm away for fine mist application on the face, definitely feels more refreshing than sticky (compared to say Urban Decay makeup fix spray).

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Clio Kill Cover Stamping Foundation
Clio Kill Cover Egg Pore Primer
Clio Kill Cover Air Wear Skin Smoother Pact
Clio Micro Fine Oil Control Mist: Not available online, you can find them in stores.

Let me know how you find my video reviews and also if there’s any video skincare, makeup review, tutorial or challenge you’d like to see from me! 😉

Big thanks and much love to the various brands & PR for sending the products for review! All reviews & opinions are my own.

x

 Ena

Shine Bright Like a Diamond with these Whitening & Brightening Skincare Products

If you’re obsessed about whitening and brightening your skin, this post’s for you. Today’s skincare compilation consists of 4 skincare brands, each with at least one whitening / brightening skincare product / range that apparently we Asians are obsessed over.

If Google brought you here while you’re searching for a specific product review, I hope you’ll also enjoy reading up about other products featured in this post as well! 😉

The Body Shop Drops of Light & Enrich Not Exploit Campaign

The Body Shop’s Drop of Light promises to:
reveal your most luminous complexion yet with our complete skin‑brightening regime. Suitable for sensitive skin with an array of sensorial textures, each product in this range gives you another dose of brighter skin, day after day.
The Body Shop Drops of Light & Enrich Hand Cream Enabalista_0001The collection consists of Pure Clarifying Foam Wash (not pictured), Pure Translucency Essence Lotion, Pure Healthy Brightening Day Cream & Skin Defence Multi Protection Essence. For more product features, information and prices here. The key ingredient in this range is atlantic red algae extract that is rich in minerals, nutrients and vitamin C which gives its brightening effect. What I love about the range is the scent and how light it feels on the skin. I really enjoy using the Facial Foam Wash. Another key product to highlight is the Skin Defence Multi Protection Essence which boasts to be The Body Shop’s highest protection sun block with the lightest weight texture. And it definitely feels like it… as a plus, it smells great too!
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are committed to working fairly with our farmers and suppliers and helping communities to thrive. Our products enrich, but never make false promises and are never tested on animals. For more information about the campaign visit here.

The Body Shop Drops of Youth

Body Shop Drops of Youth range helps to revitalise anti-aging skin by kick-starting the cell repair process and delivering a much-needed hit of supple hydration.

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Having tried the above three products, I can attest that the range is remarkable light for an anti-aging range. A user-pro tip that I’ve seen from The Body Shop’s Facebook post/advertisement is using both the Drops of Light and Drops of Youth serums together for a double packed brightening and hydrating effect!

Thank you The Body Shop Singapore and WOM PR for sending over the products over for review! <3

Eucerin White Therapy Range

Sun exposure, hormonal changes, skin inflammation, and acne scarring can all lead to problems of hyperpigmentation – a key concern for many Asian women. Specially formulated for Asian skin, Eucerin® White Therapy is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of dark spots to give you visibly brighter skin in just over 12 weeks.

Eucerin® White Therapy acts at the root of the problem – where melanin synthesis occurs. The products are formulated with key ingredients B-Resorcinol and Glycyrrhetinic Acid to prevent excessive melanin production and work to continuously reduce pigmentation. Beyond its melanin-suppressive capabilities, the formula also supports and stimulates the skin’s natural ability to repair damage and helps to prevent signs of premature ageing. 

This range works on dark spots, age spots, melasma, freckles, post-inflammatory stress, and acne scarring to give you a brighter and more even skin tone. Overtime, Eucerin® White Therapy also helps to prevent the reappearance of pigmentation.

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Eucerin is a dermatologist recommended skincare that you’ll find readily available at drug store so it’s no surprise when I adopted this range of skincare for a week that it’s fragrance free and very gentle on my skin. If you’ve got sensitive skin and you’re looking for a range of skincare to help you regain your skin’s fairness without any harsh ingredients, I’d definitely recommend this range! For more information about the range, visit here.

Eucerin & Nivea’s Top 10 Best Selling Products

I don’t even know where to start for this. Here are the top 10 best selling Eucerin, Nivea and Nivea Men’s products!

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From left to right: Eucerin Volume Filler Day Cream, Eucerin pH5 Skin Protecting Shower Oil, Nivea Men Oil Control Brightening Mud Serum Foam, Nivea Men Cool Kick Anti Perspirant Spray, Nivea Lip Balm, Nivea Sun Block, Nivea Firming Body Serum, Nivea Makeup Clear Micellar Water

Obviously I can’t attest to the men’s products, but I can say that even before Nivea sent these over to me, I’ve been using Nivea’s Body Milk Night Whitening Lotion at night, because you know, I also want fairer skin and Nivea products smell so good and are so affordable. Sometimes when I’m not too lazy, I also use the above Firming Body Serum with SPF33 as a day body sun block. I’m also almost finishing the Nivea Micellar Water, and they’ve just me the new updated version which is even better! More on the new products in another separate post! 🙂

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Nivea has also launched Extra White Serum Deodorant and Anti Perspirant spray. The key ingredients are 10x Vitamin C and Avocado Oil to smoothen and whiten under arms while keeping them fresh for longer. For Nivea’s whitening deodorant, see here.

Thank you Eucerin, Nivea & The PR People for sending the products over for review! <3

CNP White Peel Home Set

A home-based whitening treatment program that is used in dermatology clinics, it uses the latest Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA) principle. The formula removes dead skin cells and brightens skin tone resulting in clear radiant skin.CNP White Peel Enabalista_0000

For more information, visit their site here. I’ve yet to review this set yet, do look out for my review update on my IG. 🙂

Kiehls’ Nature Powered Masks

Kiehls’ launched two new masks early this year, the TURMERIC & CRANBERRY SEED ENERGIZING RADIANCE MASQUE and CILANTRO & ORANGE EXTRACT POLLUTANT DEFENDING MASQUEKiehls Nature Powered Masks Enabalista_0000 Kiehls Nature Powered Masks Enabalista_0001I love that this is a quick 10 min mask, the cranberry seeds exfoliates the skin in a gentle and natural manner, revealing clean and rejuvenated skin~

Kiehl’s Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution

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It seems that I might have just reserved the best for the last, in this case. I don’t think I need to say anything else except that this is a truly remarkable blemish clearing product and it delivers the very promise it makes on its product name; Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution. I’ve used it on my acne spots on multiple nights and I always find that I wake up to clearer skin and lightened blemish spots… highly recommended!

Thank you Wei-Lin of Kiehls for sending the products over for review! <3

Is there any whitening and/or brightening skincare product that you swear by? Let me know in the comments below!

x

Ena

Belated Updates | Etude House Curl Fix Mascara, Bling Me Prism & AW 2015

Have you seen my previous post on my belated CNY 2016 happenings and updates?  So, while working on that post, I realized that I’d already published the Etude House Berry Delicious event that I’d earlier scheduled to be part of the post. But while going through my blog drafts folder, I found 2 Etude House related folders that I’ve yet to publish, so here they are! 🙂

Etude House Curl Fix Mascara & Bling Me Prism

So I’d missed this event update from a year ago and I’m not sure if Etude House still carries the Curl Fix Mascara and Bling Me Prism. T_T
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Etude House Autumn Winter & Wisma One Year Party

Etude House celebrated Wisma’s flagship outlet’s first year party (Time flies! Check out my entry for its opening party here!) and we saw Clarence Lee create wearable autumn looks.
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Etude House Fall Winter 2015 Enabalista_0009 Etude House Fall Winter 2015 Enabalista_0008 The super popular Play 101 Pencil, a Pony x Etude House collaboration that’s now almost indispensable in many girl’s makeup pouch! Some colours are meant to be eyeshadows, others more as a lip and cheek product, it’s best to test and try them out in stores before making a purchase! 😉

Thank you Etude House Singapore for inviting me for the events! <3

An exciting skincare compilation blog post coming up next, stay tuned!

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x

Ena

Ena’s Beauty Talk | SG National Day Makeup Tutorial

National Day is coming right up in just a few days! I saw makeup artist Clarence Lee’s makeup demonstration on Lady First SG show and decided to have my own take on the look:

Products used:
Starting with Etude House Play 101 Pencil in a Pinkish Red Colour (choose one that you like from the many colours available)
Kate Digital Liner Eye Liner
Elizabeth Arden Eye Lash Curler
Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara
Maybelline Baby Lips Balm
ZA Cosmetic Lip Crayon (New, available in Watsons in September) in Magenta 232
Milani Rose Blush in Tea Rose

How do you find the video? Let me know your comments and thoughts and if you’d like me to create another look soon!

In case you’re wondering, Lady First Singapore is showing every Tue 8pm on StarHub E City Channel where the experts are always sharing cool makeup and fashion tips!

x

Ena

Summer Picks from Zaful

How have you been spending your Summer weekends? ^^

Recently for my birthday weekend, I spent it with my friends at Batam’s Nongsa Point Marina Resort and I brought my new summer picks from Zaful.com!
Zaful Summer 2016 Outfit Ena Teo Enabalista_0000My weekend getaway picks; Bagpack, necklace, khaki dress and bikini set from Zaful.com. Also featuring Estee Lauder’s latest makeup; stick cushion foundation, blusher and lipstick, Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel concentrate, Nivea’s Make Up Starter (3 in 1 Primer) and whitening sunblock.

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Also loving Zaful’s Hollow Round Triangle Pendant Double Necklace and cute PU Leather Cover Solid Color Satchel!
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<3> You can also carry it as a sling bag! Super love!

Whilst I haven’t manage to take a picture with the Zaful’s Green Pure Color Plunging Neck Long Sleeve Dress, I’ve worn it once and it’s so comfortable! I’d definitely recommend you checking out Zaful,com, the above items I ordered came in really good quality consider their affordable prices. Express delivery came within 3 days, it was very surprising. Great service!

You might want to check out their Bikini promotions here and here.

Thank you Zaful.com for sending over my summer picks for review~ <3

x

Ena

Get Your Eyewear Profiling with Silhouette at W Optics

Have you heard of Eyewear Profiling? Like fragrance profiling, it is about finding what your preferences are and narrowing down the various options to a few picks that would be suitable for you. I had the pleasure to go through an Eyewear Profiling session with Silhouette eyewear brand at W Optics (Suntec) and here’s what went down and my thoughts of Silhouette eyewear. 🙂

In case you have not heard of the brand, Silhouette is an Austrian brand of sunglasses and eyeglasses, founded in 1964. Its headquarters and main production site are located in Linz, Austria.

The Eyewear Profiling session started with answering a questionnaire about lifestyle and preferences. You can find the online style test here.

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Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0035There is also a paper version of the style test.

Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0037A quick overview.
Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0038And then comes the colour preference!

Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0033 These were the few options that we narrowed down.Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0041Trying on the rimless eyewear.

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Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0039I reallyyy like this geeky tortoise shell frame. Its lightweight titanium frame makes it very comfortable while wearing it!

Silhouette Eyewear Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0042Thank you Peggy Cheng of Silhouette for providing the profiling advice to Sydney and I. 🙂

Visit W Optics at Suntec to get your Silhouette eyewear profiling:
Suntec City Mall (Tower 5), #01-400, 3 Temasek Blvd, 038983.
Call in 6736 1303 to book an appointment with the Silhouette eyewear specialist!

Thank you Silhouette Eyewear and Pei Jin of Opticsflair Vision for arranging this session!

x

Ena

Flawless Selfies with Casio TR60

Have you ever wondered why some girls always have flawless selfies on their IG / social medias? Apart from the Mei Tu Xiu Xiu app, it’s no secret that the Casio TR60 is the perfect selfie camera with its built in beauty filter function! I had the chance to review the camera and here are the photos and my take! 😉
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Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0028Extendable frame which forms a good grip for selfies.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0027Extendable frame also forms as a good stand for wireless/”shoot with phone” photo taking function.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0026The two dots on the side of the camera indicates the “selfie pad” which allows you to toggle between beauty filters and modes.

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shooting with phone.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0022The camera album allows storage of about 100 photos, which isn’t a lot. You will need to transfer the photos to the phone and delete the photos on the camera regularly. P.S. These are the photos I took during my Genting trip, you can check it out my blog post of the trip here! 😉
Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0023Send to phone function, will need to download the Exilim Connect app on your phone and then link the camera to the phone wirelessly.Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0030Connect the phone to the camera’s wifi.
Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0031Then open the Exilim connect app on your phone. In this case, I am using an IPhone. Once the phone is connected, you can view photos on phone or use remote capture – allows you to use your phone as a remote and click to capture photos on the Casio TR60.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0020Casio TR60 Makeup mode allows you to adjust the skin tone and smooth skin filters.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0019The screen displays the few modes at the top which you can click to use accordingly: makeup, mirror, wireless, modes, menu.

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0014Under modes, you can pick from various options!

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0015More options under “Art shot”.Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0016Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0017Including a nails option!

Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0018Here’s how the photo taken with the nails mode option looks like! 
Casio TR60 Camera Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0029And here’s a photo taken using my phone as a remote control. 🙂

More photos taken with the built in beauty filter, no further editing required! ^^V

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I do love the Casio TR60 camera very much for the flawless selfie functions and how pretty and petite the camera is. However at $1400+, it is a huge amount to shell out for a selfie camera, which is why I didn’t purchase after the review.

Thank you Casio Singapore, Nicole and Oglivy PR for providing the Casio TR60 camera for the review!

Will be posting about the launch of Casio’s newer selfie camera model, Casio TR70 in another post soon! 😉

x

Ena

Most Impressive Drugstore Eyeshadow? | Makeup Review & Brush Care

Today I’ll be reviewing eyes and brow makeup from two drugstore brands Kate Tokyo and Clio, followed by sharing about a beauty and brush care package from the lovely folks from Sigma!

I’ve been using Kate Tokyo’s new and latest Forming Edge eyeshadow palettes a lot lately and am very impressed by its superb pigmentation, beautiful colours and comfortable and long wearing formula. My favourite colour is PK-01 which I incidentally dropped from my makeup shelve today after applying it T_T so I will be purchasing a replacement from Watsons.

Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0002 Kate Tokyo’s new and latest Forming Edge eyeshadow palettes and BB Powder Changing Mousse ($23.50 each).

Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0007 Kate Tokyo’s new and latest Forming Edge eyeshadow palettes in BR-3 (brown), PK-1 (pink), BU-1(blue) and GD-1 (green). Check out all eight shades on their site here.Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0003 Kate Tokyo’s Forming Edge eyeshadow palette in PK-1, my favourite of the 4 shades. The colour in the middle is actually more peach (pinkish orange) than pink, nonetheless the colours in the palette complements very well for a sweet and romantic look that’s wearable on a daily basis too. Super love!

BIG Hotel Singapore Review Lifestyle Blogger Ena Teo Enabalista _0029Wearing Kate Tokyo’s Forming Edge eyeshadow palette in PK-1 in this look.

Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0004 Kate Tokyo’s Forming Edge eyeshadow palette in BR-3 is my second favourite colour of choice and I pick this colour on days when I want to go for a more understated glam look, like this:

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Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0005 Kate Tokyo’s Forming Edge eyeshadow palette in BU-1 is a colour I have yet to try but when I do, I’d likely match it with gold or orange to create a more friendly look rather than just full blue, which is a tricky look to wear on its own on a regular day.

Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0006 Kate Tokyo’s Forming Edge eyeshadow palette in GD-1, unfortunately the powder came cracked when I received it, which goes to show how fragile it is, so do be careful when you handle them. Though the pigment and formula is great, and the fancy diamond packaging looks pretty, it does make it more fragile.

Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000 Kate Tokyo Forming Edge Eyeshadow BB Mousse Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0001 KATE Powdery Mousse BB.  I have yet to try this out.
This lightweight mousse promises to: transform into powder upon application for excellent shine-free coverage that lasts all day! What’s more, your skin is pampered with all the nourishing goodness of BB cream for perfect skin from the inside out. Comes in 2 shades, 01 Bright colour and 02 Natural colour.

Older launches which I have yet to review on the blog!

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Kate Virtual Lash Liner (Mascara) $25.50 promises to amp up the drama with voluminous and lush lashes with the new KATE VIRTUAL LASH LINER. The new Hard Black Formula and refined wax-polymer-pigment ratio unfailingly creates intense, long-lasting black colouration. The formula also features straight and curled fibres to simultaneously curl and lengthen your lashes, lifting them up and fixing them in place for curves that last. The KATE VIRTUAL LASH LINER also features a compact applicator wand that can pack on the long-wearing formula. Precisely positioned bristles spread lashes apart, coating every last one for maximum impact.

I’ve had it for a while, but as I am crafting this post, I can’t recall my review of this mascara. Oops! I will be wearing and testing it again and share my update on IG. Based on the promise of the product, I do think it will suit my short and sparse eye lashes. I don’t wear mascaras often and when I do, I tend to go back to the few that I’ve tried and like, which are currently KPalette’s Lash Perm Volume Mascara (Purple) and Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara. Previously I was using and loving Lancome’s Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara and Maybelline’s Cat Eye (quick some time back). It is very important for me that a mascara has an easy to remove formula, dries fast, is lightweight, doesn’t smudge and somehow still magically extends my eyelashes and gives some volume. Very demanding, I know. 

Define your eyes in brilliant black with the new KATE Digital Memory Liner ($20.50). Intense, all-day colouration emphasises your eyes in a single stroke of the super-fine flat brush.  The KATE DIGITAL MEMORY LINER features two types of polymers to ensure all-day resistance to smudging, fading, sebum, sweat and water. These polymers have been carefully arranged for fuss-free removal of the formula with warm water.

KATE Digital Memory Liner is a new eyeliner favourite. I use eyeliner on a daily basis, before this, my holy grail favourite is Clio’s Kill Black and Brown brush liner for it’s smudge proof formula which cleans easily with no stains or marks. By comparison Kate Digital Memory Liner is more intense, equally smudge proof and while it cleans with no mark/stains, it does require more makeup remover to clean off.

Kate Tokyo Brow Set Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000Rounding off my Kate Tokyo review with their Eyebrow Set, which comes with the brow palette, brush and comb, was retailing at $20.50, in December 2015. Not sure if you can still find the same promotion now. My Japanese friend commenting on IG (the same pic as above) that Kate is a very popular brand in Japan and that she has bought the same brow palette 10 times! Wow. However I am more of a eyebrow pencil kinda gal… I tried to apply and like this product but I am just not as efficient with this eyebrow palette as I am with the eyebrow pencil… oops.

Clio Singapore KillBrow Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000 That is why we need more than one brand in the market, such as Clio which caters to girls like me who prefers eyebrow pencil rather than eyebrow palette, although you an also spot their version above. They also have their Kill Brow All Day Tattoo (which sold out in Korean when they first launched), which is the  K version of Benefit’s Gimme Brow, Gel Brow Pencil and waterproof eyeliners! Have actually yet to break into all of them yet, but do check them out in Watsons stores. As mentioned above, I highly recommend Clio’s Kill Black and Brown brush eyeliner and lately am also really loving their Gradation Dual Eyebrow pencil which is their new summer 2016 collection, which I will review in another post! 🙂

Sigma Brushes & Brush Care Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000 Sometime back, the kind folks of Sigma sent me this very lovely beauty and brush care set.Sigma Brushes & Brush Care Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0001

Containing brushes, makeup and a brush cleaning glove! Looking for brush cleaning tools and options? Check out their Sigma Spa page here!

Where do you shop for your brush cleansing tools? Let me know in the comments!

x

Ena

Medtrinia Ageless Herbal Cream and NewBornLash Serum? | Beauty Reviews

Today I’ll be reviewing two body creams and one eyelash growth serum. I’ve been using these products on and off for a few months and I have to confess that I’ve not used them for consecutive days, sufficient to see a remarkable result. And that’s also a reason why I’ve been hesitant to review these products on the blog  as it’s hard to attest to the results. Nonetheless, I’ll be including details of the products, so if you find them useful, you might want to give them a try! 😉
Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Cream NewbornLash Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0001Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream with Chasteberry Extract, Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Cream & NewbornLash Eyelash & Brow Serum
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Do you experience very bad period cramps? Then you might find this cream useful! Starting off the review with Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream with Chasteberry Extract that is highly recommended by fellow blogger Herine, who also sent this product over to me for review.

Specifically developed to alleviate hormone imbalance symptoms and beauty problems related to hormonal imbalances, Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream with Chasteberry extract contains the exclusive Phyto-hormone Triactive Complex of Chasteberry, Fenugreek and Rapeseed Extract, clinically proven to mimic the positive effects of your hormones on your body and skin. This Triactive Complex designed for skin delivery system to maximize its efficacy on restoring you to optimal youthful levels and improving your health and vitality. It contains 100% natural botanical ingredients, no animal substances or synthetic hormones are used in the formulation of Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream. 

Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream helps to regulate hormone production, maintains optimal hormone levels and is a great massage complement for holistic healing.

Chasteberry (Vitex) is a plant found in the Mediterranean region. It has the ability to effect the pituitary gland’s regulatory and balancing influence on progesterone, estrogen and prolactin hormone production. Its preparations are used to help treat irregularities of the menstrual cycles, premenstrual complaints and mastodynia (breast pain). It is also an effective remedy for menopausal disorders & PMS.

Fenugreek acts as an emollient (softens and soothes the skin). It also reduces blood sugar and is a potential raw material for the production of sex hormones. It is commonly used in Chinese Medicine to treat cold pain in the lower abdomen, impotence, and hernia (said to be due to cold “Chi”).

Dioscorea (Wild Yam) root is used as a precursor for manufacturing progesterone and estrogen. It is used to help ease dysmenorrhea and cramps.

Grape Seed Extract is a powerful anti-oxidant. The anti-oxidant activity provides a strong rationale for using it in the therapeutic management of microvascular disorders. It may also support collagen stabilization.

Geranium Oil keeps the skin supple and opens its pores to allow
better absorption. Its properties for balancing the mind and emotions helps relief anxiety, stress etc.

Benefits of Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream

1. Improve osteoporosis symptoms
2. Improves decreased libido
3. Alleviates moodswings and hotflushes
4. Reduces vaginal dryness
5. Retards aging
6. Firms the breasts
7. Reduces menstrual cramps/PMS
8. Reduce water retention
9. Hydrates skin and improve skin elasticity
10. Promotes a stronger immune system

I have used this Meditrina Ageless Herbal Cream with Chasteberry Extract on multiple occasions focusing on the breasts and stomach area where Herine recommended as it will firm the area while keeping the skin supple. It will give a warm sensation after applied. As it includes Chasteberry and Wild Yam root which helps the body to balance hormones, it is recommended if you experience irregular periods or physical discomfort brought by hormonal imbalance. Based on the stated benefits of the cream, it would also be suitable for women going through menopause. Retails at $178, purchase online here. For more information visit the fact sheet link here.

Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Cream Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000If stretch marks are your concerns, why not give Mederma Stretch Marks Therapy Cream a shot? I confess that I don’t have visible stretch marks to attest to the effects of this cream, but I love applying this to my legs and thighs because of the lovely botanical scent and its moisturizing effects from the hyaluronic acid.  In case you haven’t, read my review of Mederma Proactive Gel, a scar removal gel here. For more information, visit the Mederma website here.NewbornLash Blogger Review Ena Teo Enabalista_0000

Last but not the last, we have NewbornLash Eyelash and Brow Serum for review. I really want to like this product and see its effects on my eyelashes because I have the typical sparse, short and straight asian eyelashes. HOWEVER I have never managed to go past 3 consecutive days/nights of applying this serum. Sorry guys. I usually apply this at night before I sleep, it has a tiny brush tip applicator which makes it easy to apply the serum at your eyelash roots. I also confess that this is a very late review because I received this product last year. The product is brought in by BeaulabSEA but I can’t find any product information on its site at the moment. Let me know if you’ve any eyelash growth serum to recommend and tips to stick to the regime? 🙂

x

Ena